Wake up America! Who is in the Second Amendment’s Corner?

By Dave Dolbee published on in General, News

Hint – Hint — It’s not the Democrats!

How safe do you believe your gun rights to be? The Senate and House are both debating gun legislation this week and several of the more radical states are considering or have recently passed anti-Second Amendment legislation. There is a lot of rhetoric being bandied about political circles as well as social media, which make it hard for some to sort the wheat from the chaff. And while we are still reeling from the onslaught of political ads and campaigns of the 2012 election, the 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner.

Just as important as the domestic votes are the votes by officials you and I don’t get to elect. The United Nations recently voted to adopt a new global arms treaty. The pact passed with 154-3 and 23 abstentions. The United States was NOT one of the three. Our Executive branch willfully decided to oppose the Legislative Branches’ will by voting in favor of the pact.

United Nations Vote

Even though the U.S. Senate had already voted 53-46 NOT to support the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, the Executive Branch moved forward by voting in favor of it at the United Nations and President Obama has vowed to sign it in the future.

Our last line of defense was in the Senate where a ratification vote would be necessary. Fortunately, it was defeated in the Senate. To have passed the Senate it would have required a two-thirds vote (67 Senators) and did not come close, but the vote was still very telling.

The vote in the Senate actually happened before the vote. That means, knowing the Senate did not—and would not—approve the treaty, the Obama administration defied the will of the legislature—and the people—to vote in favor of the pact at the U.N. Knowing this, President Obama has also vowed to sign the treaty in the next few months. Given the administration’s history of subverting the Constitution at every turn, I am very concerned about the future of the Second Amendment and the under-handed tactics they administration may use.

Interestingly, the treaty is also subjective in its enforcement. i.e. each country can ratify the treaty and then decide if, or how, to enforce the treaty with regard to its own country. Therefore, Obama could continue to ship small arms, tanks etc. to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, while taking pistols and shotguns from the hands of citizens in the United States. This is the policy that nearly half of our current Senators support!

How the Vote Played Out

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The proof is in the Congressional records. Which political party was able to muster 46 votes in favor of the United Nations over the Second Amendment?

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote. 53-46… that means 46 Senators—almost half—preferred the United Nations pact to the principles set forth in the Bill of Rights. It should be mind boggling that there is 46 Senators willing to vote in favor of letting United Nations policy supersede our Second Amendment rights. If these 46 Senators would let the U.N. come in and dictate our rights, how do you think they would vote on a domestic law to strip us of our rights? A vote where they did not need two-thirds but rather a simple majority?

Meet Your Senators

As much as I hate to start the political cycle already, it is upon us. Politicians believe they can get away with votes such as this without penalty, but we need to show them the reality of their actions and their attempt to subvert the Bill of Rights.

 

I would like to introduce you to the 46 United States Senators who were willing to sign over your Second Amendment rights to the United Nations—Surprise! They are all Democrats…

  1. Baldwin (D-WI)
  2. Baucus (D-MT)
  3. Bennet (D-CO)
  4. Blumenthal (D-CT)
  5. Boxer (D-CA)
  6. Brown (D-OH)
  7. Cantwell (D-WA)
  8. Cardin (D-MD)
  9. Carper (D-DE)
  10. Casey (D-PA)
  11. Coons (D-DE)
  12. Cowan (D-MA)
  13. Durbin (D-IL)
  14. Feinstein (D-CA)
  15. Franken (D-MN)
  16. Gillibrand (D-NY)
  17. Harkin (D-IA)
  18. Hirono (D-HI)
  19. Johnson (D-SD)
  20. Kaine (D-VA)
  21. King (I-ME)
  22. Klobuchar (D-MN)
  23. Landrieu (D-LA)
  24. Leahy (D-VT)
  25. Levin (D-MI)
  26. McCaskill (D-MO)
  27. Menendez (D-NJ)
  28. Merkley (D-OR)
  29. Mikulski (D-MD)
  30. Murphy (D-CT)
  31. Murray (D-WA)
  32. Nelson (D-FL)
  33. Reed (D-RI)
  34. Reid (D-NV)
  35. Rockefeller (D-WV)
  36. Sanders (I-VT)
  37. Schatz (D-HI)
  38. Schumer (D-NY)
  39. Shaheen (D-NH)
  40. Stabenow (D-MI)
  41. Udall (D-CO)
  42. Udall (D-NM)
  43. Warner (D-VA)
  44. Warren (D-MA)
  45. Whitehouse (D-RI)
  46. Wyden (D-OR)

What do you think will be the future of the Second Amendment? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  • Sam

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    Problem is, we have to many people like Bloomberg trying to tell us what we need and how to live our lives, when most of them can’t even run their own lives. I really feel for the people in Conn. who lost their children. Some of the people who lost their children in Conn. who didn’t want to loose their guns or rights, but their voice didn’t matter.

    Let’s see, the gun killed my child, so let’s attack the 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS of the people and take their guns from them.

    O.K., My brother/Sister/Mom/Dad/Cousin was killed by a vehicle, so I want the vehicles taken away from the people.

    By the way (FBI Stats), more people have been killed with hands/clubs/knives then with guns, so let take them away form everybody too.

    Everybody is always trying to sue other people for some stupid thing like spilling hot coffee on themself and suing the restaurant, because it was to hot.

    The people who stand behind our “2ND AMENDMENT RIGHT & ALL OF OUR RIGHTS” 100%, band together, find attorneys who stand with our 2nd Amendment and sue these individuals for infringing on our Rights. NRA and several others are suing the States/ Government that have passed these unconstitutional laws, so as individuals we have the right to do so too.
    REMEMBER; DON’T TREAD ON ME AND MY 2ND AMENDMENT IS GUARANTEED AND SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

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  • Jodie

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    The enjoyment of constitutional rights may not be a right or left issue, but to claim that gun control isn’t a polarizing issue is naive at best. It strikes to the core of left and right sided ideology. The left wants a larger, more powerful, government to fix society’s ills and the right wants a smaller, less powerful, government to let society freely self regulate. The gun control debate is the enforcement part of the power struggle. Taxes are the purse string argument, and all the agencies tend to matters of freedom. The only real question is, “Who should have the power?” If you believe that the government should rule the citizenry then you are a democrat in modern America. If you believe the citizenry should rule the government, then you are a Republican today. All other parties are a distraction with no real influence, and the issues themselves are only the real world implications of the original question: “Who should have the power?”

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  • Scott

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    @Jodie, The title says “Who’s in the 2nd amendment’s corner?” Hint, Hint it’s not the Democrats. So, did you even read or understand why he listed the democrats? Hmm??? It says right in the heading that these are the Democrats who are trying to take your rights away. There is nothing self defeating here except your lack of understanding. You need to go back and take another look or go drink your coffee and wake up because it’s spelled out perfectly.

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  • Scott

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    This is a very simple problem to solve, my fellow law-abiding, responsible gun owners. The first thing you have to do is register to vote if you’re not already, and get all of your like-minded friends and family members to do the same. Secondly, and this is the most important, GET OUT AND VOTE ON ELECTION DAY!!! Do not fail in this!! For those of you that own guns in Colorado, New York, Connecticut, and California and thought that your vote didn’t matter probably have a different opinion of your lack of concern regarding that poorly chosen decision on election day. We as gun owners are always going to be a thorn in the side of Democrats. They know that they cannot gain complete control over an armed populace. As long as we can fight back, they can`t get us completely under the heel of their boot.

    So, starting in the next election this coming November [2013] VOTE EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT OUT OF OFFICE! I am talking everyone from your local small town mayor all the way up to President. We have to drive home the point that we have had enough of their poor decision making, tax increases, Obamacare, over spending and continued attacks on our Constitutional rights. They continue to trample the Constitution on a daily basis, and we continue to let them. It is time to make this political party one of a bad, bad memory. We must get them out of office at all levels of government, State, Local and Federal. That is the only way to restore common sense leadership to our great country. Men and women have fought and died to preserve our freedoms, it’s high time we get off our asses and show those patriots some respect and send a message to Washington that will be loud and clear that we have had enough of this bullshit!

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  • Jodie

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    Your essay, though well written, is self defeating in that you start by saying “it’s not the democrats,” then list 46 democrats and liberal “independents” who have voted to strip American rights in favor of the UN. Not to mention the meat of the article is focused on the Obama (leader of the democratic party) administration is trying to single handedly strip away gun rights. Hint, hint: it’s obviously the democrats!

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    • Dave Dolbee

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      Jodie, Thank you for the comments and for reading. In several of my past posts, I have stated that the Second Amendment and gun rights are not a right or left issue (the people). Our Second Amendment rights and freedoms are enjoyed by Republicans and Democrats equally. That is what I meant by “it’s not the Democrats.” However, while there are a few Democrat lawmakers supporting the Second Amendment, I felt it was also important to note that when discussing the recent assaults to the Second Amendment, it was certainly the vast majority of Democrats — in fact almost exclusively Democrats and votes along party lines — proposing and forcing, or attempting to force, these draconian laws down our throats. ~ Dave Dolbee

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  • OldGun

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    Only a complete airhead would think you can take away a Constitutional Right with a law. To take a Constitutional Right, you have to have a army to kill or subjugate the people who have the rights. That’s why the Second Amendment exists… to resist being killed or subjugated. Let’s make sure none of these people survive the next vote to stay in office! But if that fails we have a Constitutional Right to resist, regardless of what laws these morons legislate!

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  • Doug Karre

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    I for one am very concerned about the 2nd Amendment. I have written my congressmen expressing this concern. I do not see their names on this list. I also expressed my concern with how the President can sign these executive orders whenever he wants to and that this needs to be stopped. The executive order should ONLY be used in the case of a National emergency period. We the people I do not think will give up their guns willingly. The power is in the vote and the Democrats have all but demoralized the power of the vote. I am concerned.

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  • Robert P.

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    McCaskill…..ughh… if it wasn’t for K.C and STL she wouldn’t be there and Akin could have stepped down but either way… I doubt she gets reelected again unless the repubs run a wet noodle again!

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  • Double Helical

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    To all of you shooters who have “always been a democrat” because “my family has always voted democrat” — now is the time to wake up. These senators would rather vote for non-sensical “feel good” legislation than face the truth. Prepare yourself now, tell all your friends, get ready for election 2014. The time has come to elect intelligent people who support and defend the Constitution.

    If you haven’t read or don’t want to read the many NRA-ILA articles on this issue, try going to Wikipedia and look up Arms Trade Treaty. Just reading the language in that treaty makes you want to ask, “Did educated adults *really* think this was a good idea and would work?” It’s straight out of Alice in Wonderland. The exporting country can get “end-user” information from the importing country. This means mandatory registration! This means that, if you buy a gun made in China, the Chinese can have a record of your name, address, and personal information. Is this what you want? Is this a good idea? Well, 46 democrat senators think it’s just dandy!

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  • Steven Evans

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    The blood in my veins is not red, but red, white and blue, with 50 stars mixed in. They can pass all the laws that they want, I will not obey any law that is illegal. Everybody dies, it’s just a matter of when. So Obama send DHS and have at it. Even at my age the task will not be easy.

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